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ahead on "cnn sunday morning" which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to this very special edition of cnn "sunday morn." it is january 20th, i'm randi kaye. another glorious shot of the sun rising over the capitol building. >> i'm john berman live on the national mall in washington as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration, which is today. today is the official swearing in of president barack obama for a second term as mandated by the constitution. that will happen around 11:55 this morning. >> in a little over an hour from now, vice president joe biden will take his oath of office. we'll, of course, take you there live. all day long cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, break down the political and historical context of this very special day. but, first, this morning we want to bring you up to speed on this hostage situation in algeria. this morning, the crisis at a natural gas plant is aapparently over and state department says at least one american man is dead, but we still have so many questions about this,
weekend. let us know what you think of the show by going g ting to cnn.com/sanjay. stay tuned for "newsroom." >>> are from the cnn headquarters in atlanta, this is "cnn sunday morning." >>> the lat est on the flu epidemic. >>> straight couples can learn a lot from same-sex marriage, and that from the dean of the national washington cathedral. we will talk to him. >>> and hollywood's second biggest night. dresses and divas and a drinking game? game? we will explain. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye and it is 8:00 on the east coast and 5:00 a.m. out west and thank you so much for starting your morning with with us. >> we start this hour with the latest on the flu epidemic that has gripped the nation. the cdc reports that 20 children have died, and we know from individual states that more than 100 adults are dead. with 47 states reporting widespread flu activity health officials say it is too soon to know if we are over the peak. in new york, governor cuomo has declared a public health emer emergency because of the flu and it clears
the brooke blog, see the latest interviews that we do on the show at cnn.com/brooke. i am about to hop on a plane headed to washington where i know wolf blitzer is standing by. i hope you join us through the weekend and of course monday for the big special, for the presidential inauguration 2013. we will cover it as cnn can from every which angle. we hope you join us from washington. and speaking of, i hear a certain someone is out of the studio and on the national wall for a special edition of the situation room, my colleague, wolf blitzer. wolf blitzer, take it away. >>> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, deep concern about the fate of hostages. and new details about the so-called jihad prince who may be behind the terror attack in algeria. >>> also, what else can he say? now that lance armstrong has admitted to doping, we will hear what he says to oprah winfrey again tonight. >>> plus, our own martin savidge rides along as authorities break up an elaborate sex slave network right here in the united states. you will not believe the conditions the women had to endure. >>> i'm wo
back here next weekend. let us know what you think of the show. cnn.com/sanjay. also follow me on twitter at dr.sanjaygupta. your top stories are up next in the cnn "newsroom." >>> hello, everybody, thank you so much for joining us, i'm don lemon in the cnn "newsroom." fr france's military is carrying out operations in africa. more than 100 people have been killed by french air strikes in northern mal i. france came to the aid of government in its fight. mean time in somalia, two french soldiers were killed in an attempt to free a french intelligence agent who may also have died in the raid. >>> syrian activists say government air forces are back in action, and pounding the outskirts of damascus. a week of bad weather grounded most planes. the rebels are claiming victory in the fight for an air base in the north. fighters say they seized weapons and ammunition after the battle. activists say 108 people were killed today in the civil war. >>> internet trail blazer aaron schwartz has passed away. a relative says schwartz committed suicide. he was only 26 years old. schwartz was i
cnn world headquarters in atlanta this is "early start weekend." >> i have been coming to the show for years. this is one of the biggest crowds i've ever seen. >>> gun dealers ignore protesters. >>> the fashion mogul who dresses the hollywood elite missing. now a desperate search for his airplane. >>> it's a new year. how's that budget going? practical advice on how to get your money in order. >>> it is sunday, january 6th. good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. we start this morning in stanford, connecticut, where a gun show went on as planned despite the tragedy in newtown just a short drive away. it featured antique weapons, but that didn't stop protesters from calling it insensitive. stanford's mayor had asked organizers to reconsider having the event but some gun enthusiasts were eager to attend. >> anybody who has no feelings for what happened up there, something's wrong with them. okay. but, if you look, i've been coming to this show for years, this is one of the biggest crowds i've ever seen. >> i'm an elementary schoolteacher, i have a 7-year-old granddaughter. i'm sensit
>>> is 5 p.m. on the east coast, 2 p.m. out west. welcome to the cnn newsroom, i'm martin savidge in for frederiri whitfie whitfield. if you are just tuning in, thank you, we are glad to sigh. here are the stories making news now. >>> a show of defiance today from syrian president, bashar al assad. in front of his supporters, the syrian leader gave his first public speech since june and effectively thumbed his nose at the international community, insisting his vision of syria's future will lead the country out of crisis. al assad also refused to work with the opposition, calling them "enemies of god who will go to hell." al assad has lost all legitimacy and he has to step down, the state department says. >>> search is on right now for famed fashion director vittorio missoni. he, his wife and four others were on a plane that disappeared off the coast of venezuela this weekend. he helps lead a fashion empire worth millions of dollars. >>> as you drone attack killed 17 suspected militants in pakistan's tribal region today that strike near the afghan border injured three, according to
. does it for me here. check out the latest interviews. cnn.com/brooke. now, wolf blitzer. "the situation room" begins right now. hey, wolf. >> brooke, thanks very much. happening now, deadly weather. a thousand mile long of dangerous storms and tornadoes stretching from the gulf coast to new england. >>> also, he listened to his wife's impassioned plea for gun control and then spent hours answering senators' questions. mark kelly joins us this hour live in "the situation room." >>> plus, the mother of an american woman making her very first visit overseas and vanished in turkey. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room": >>> we begin with a deadly storm here in the eastern part of the united states. there is wind damage all across the southeast, some of it from tornadoes. one death is reported in tennessee, another in georgia. right now the worst weather is crossing georgia. cnn's miguel marquez is in adairsville where there is significant damage. tell us what is going on. >> reporter: huge damage. at least one person, we understand, was killed when a building collapsed but fortun
the nra president had to say today on cnn's "state of the union" with candy crowley. and that will be coming up. >>> tomorrow marks one month since the school massacre in newtown, connecticut a town hall has been scheduled for tomorrow and resident he is today are meeting to discuss what to do with the sandy hook elementary school which now stands vacant. cnn national correspondent, susan candiotti is in newtown. susan is there any consensus among the people who are speaking about what to do? >> reporter: oh, marty, i think at this stage, people would be surprised if there would be a consensus. i mean, it's so early and so fresh in everyone's mind. after all, 27 people were killed during that terrible mass shooting, including -- including several children ages 6 and 7. and at this meeting, we heard a range of opinions about what should happen. this lasted an hour and a half. i was struck by the number of sandy hook parents who were here. one of them said this was such a horrible thing that happened that they should just tear down the school and instead put a memorial
with men fighting on the ground for more than a decade. that story will air an hour from now on cnn, and we'll debate that an hour from now, one guest says they shouldn't do it. and that is a woman. "the situation room" begins now with wolf blitzer. >>> a senator who experienced the horror of bullets and blood launches a fight to ban military-style weapons. >>> plus, joe biden's aha moment as vice president. and would he run against hillary clinton? stand by for our exclusive interview. >>> and we'll take you behind the scenes of hillary clinton's world and get an insider's take on whether or not she will run for president again. we want to welcome our viewers from the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." we begin with the national fight over guns and gun violence, the obama administration is falling through on its promise to take its fight to the public. vice president joe biden has been on the road and on line. in congress, democrats introduced a new effort to ban 158 specific assault-style weapons and prohibit other guns from using magazin
of the sandy hook tragedy. >> and you will all be able to watch that on cnn. congress will have to approve the most controversial ideas in president obama's planses to cut gun violence. those are the same lawmakers that have trouble doing anything lately. dana bash joins us now from capitol hill. dana, how are you doing? >> reporter: i'm well. cnn's deidra walsh has learned that the obama administration intends to use the campaign infrastructure in order to galvanize support for the gun control measures he will formally announce tomorrow and talking to members of congress, even democrats, they are going to need it. noumpb, connecticut, is now represented by a freshman democrat determined to ban the weapons used to massacre her young constituents. >> it's my job to advocate for my community and all of these other communities. i'll be working with leadership to get the votes we need. >> reporter: but her burst of fresh energy to pass the new gun control proposals is already colliding with political reality. listen to how the democrat who runs the senate is. >> the numbers around the country,
the president can take without having to wait for any congressional action. let's bring in our cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar. she's working the story for us. what are you hearing? >> reporter: wolf, i'm told that there is very much a sense in this meeting between vice president joe biden and advocates of gun control as well as those who have suffered gun violence themselves or lost loved ones to it that there was actually very much a sense that this was an opportunity to do something and they believe they have a bit of, i guess you could say, a mandate to do something because of poll numbers showing the public opinion has shifted in this. the news that the vice president made today was that the white house is looking to go it alone, at least in some ways as it chooses to tackle this problem. go it alone without congress' help and observers of this debate, as you know, have said that this is definitely a possibility but biden today confirmed that it's something the white house is pursing. here's what he said. >> i want to make it clear that we are not going to get caught up in th
of "cnn saturday morning." it is saturday, january 19th. i'm randi kaye, coming to you live this morning from the national mall as we gear up for the 57th presidential inauguration. all morning, our cnn political team will be bringing you the very latest on all the preparations for the big day, happening on monday, of course. and the biggest challenges facing president obama in his second term. first, let me say good morning once again and bring in my colleague, victor blackwell in atlanta. i know you have some of the latest on some of the other major news outside the beltway, of course. >> absolutely. had to get settled back into my seat after the big workout this morning. for the past two days, he confessed to oprah winfrey in an exclusive two-part interview. the u.s. anti-doping agency still wants lance armstrong to come clean under oath. in a frank and really revealing interview, armstrong told miss winfrey about the years of systematic drug use on the u.s. postal service cycling team but he continued to decline accusations that he forced members of the team to dope. >> i was the lea
life. >> reporter: elizabeth cohen, cnn, ft. worth, texas. >> thanks for watching, everyone. "cnn newsroom" continues now with martin savidge. you can pick it up from here. >> thanks very much. >> sure. >>> 12:00 p.m. on the east coast, 9:00 a.m. on the west coast. i'm martin savidge in for fredricka whitfield. if you are just tuning in, thank you very much for joining us. these are the top stories we're following right now in the "cnn newsroom." it could be one of the most shocking admissions in sports history. "usa today" is reporting that lance armstrong will admit to doping in an upcoming interview with oprah. we're following that story. >> i said it for seven years. i've said it for longer than seven years. i have never doped. i can say it again. but i've said it for seven years. it doesn't help. >> reporter: help may be something lance armstrong will need a lot of to redeem his reputation after "usa today" reports armstrong will admit to doping throughout his career. the newspaper does not name their source but says it's a person with knowledge of the situation. "usa today"
it would take away from the civil rights fight that was gripping the country. >>> you're in the cnn news room. i'm drew griffin in for don lemon tonight. >>> gun rights activists on one side, people calling for tighter gun control on the other. this is the week the two sides will butt heads again when the vice president and his task force send recommendations to the oval office. the head of the nra says he is ready to fight. >> the likelihood is they are not going to be able to get an assault weapons ban through this congress. >> stay right there. more voices from the gun control debate in a minute. >>> first, police in san diego were forced to shoot a man with a gun who ran inside a movie theater. it happened yesterday. police responding to a domestic call chased the armed suspect into a crowded theater. witnesses say moviegoers poured out as police raced inside. an officer shot the suspect, the suspect survived but is in critical condition. >>> a political wound may be reopened in egypt. former president hosni mubarak has won his appeal and is going to get a new trial. an egyptian cour
day long, cnn will bring you the ceremonies, the concerts, the celebrations and, of course, the political and the historical context of the day. first, we want to bring you up to date now on the hostage situation that is happening in alger algeria. the crisis is all over this morning, but so many questions, including how many people are still missing. here's what we do know at this hour. it launched a second assault yesterday that ended the standoff after three days. the interior ministry almost 700 hostages have been freed, as long with foreigners at least 23 hostages are dead, including three british citizens and so are dozens of islamic militants. i'm joined by our pentagon correspondent barbara starr. first of all, are any americans missing and what is washington saying at this point? >> good morning, randi. this violent and unstable situation over, but the u.s. is still trying to determine what happened. now, according to the state department. one american man, one american citizen is dead. six other american hostages were freed and it is believed there are still a sma
americans held by islamic militants. u.s. government officials tell cnn that may not necessarily, though, be the case. let's get straight to our pentagon correspondent chris lawrence working this story for us. chris, be what is the very latest that you're hearing? >> wolf, the latest that we're getting from u.s. officials is that some americans may have escaped but some may still be held by those hostage takers and they are still seeing signs perhaps of some intermittent fighting, suggesting that perhaps this isn't over yet. as the hostage situation stretched to a second day, u.s. officials scrambled to find a resolution and determine the state of the americans still in militant hands. >> this incident will be resolved, we hope with a minimum loss of life. but when you deal with these relentless terrorists, life is not in any way precious to them. >> americans and other western workers were on as about when multiple militants attacked. the militants took hostage at this gas plant heavily armed with rocket grenades and forced some hostages to wear explosive vests. the militants may have t
and pacific right here on cnn. >>> the correct answer to our gps challenge question was, "a," beijing. it is 442 kilometers long and has nearly 6 million daily users. the second biggest subway system in the world is also in china. it is shanghai. london and new york come third and fourth respectively. thanks to all of you for being part of my program this week. i will see you next week. stay tuned for "reliable sources." >>> there were plenty of predictions after the tragedy of newtown that the media would lose interest, that the subject of guns would quickly fade. that hasn't happened. when joe biden weighing in this week and some television commentators pushing the issue. such as when cnn piers morgan invited a controversial talk show host who wants him deported for his views on gun control. >> 1776 will commence, again, if you try to take our firearms! >> alex, i get accused when i get you guys on of talking over you and trying to be rude. i'm trying to be civil. >> are the media conducting a serious debate or an incendiary one? >>> lance armstrong after a decade of denial is headi
the the right thing and representing the people who elected you. >> reporter: mary snow, cnn, new york. >>> i'm joe johns. thanks for joining us. cnn newsroom continues now with ashlee banfield. >> we went over the fiscal cliff. yep at midnight and then just a couple hours later, the senate came up with a solution. now it's off to the house. the house has to sign off. they will get back to work this afternoon. what's in the deal? well, it starts with the new income tax threshold. those folks agreed to let the taxes go up but only on the family who is make over $450,000 in combined income. the itemized deductions will also be capped at $300,000 for families. and the estate tax, that was a big sticking point for lawmakers, and now the tax rate goes up to 40% for estates that are valued over $5 million. so if you're under $5 million, you skated there too. other key points are an extension of the long-term unemployment benefits. the renewal of tuition and child care tax credits and then something called the doc fix. it reimburses doctors who take medicare patients. and what about the automatic sp
games. >>> from cnn world headquarters in atlanta this is "early start" weekend. no end in sight. the latest on the national flu epidemic. >> you really believe this story? osama bin laden. >> yeah. >> her confidence. >>> washington may be less popular than cockroaches, but, man, can they sell movies. how hollywood has turned government paper pushes into blockbuster action stars. >>> do you have a cat? well, he's probably trying to kill you. author matthew inman explains the theory behind his very funny best-selling book. >>> it is sunday, january 13th, good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. >>> we start this morning with your health and the flu epidemic that has gripped the nation. the vast majority of the nation reporting widespread flu activity. more than 100 people have died this season. in new york state, governor andrew cuomo has declared a public health emergency because of the flu. he issued the order yesterday. gives pharmacists the ability to vaccinate children as young as six months. the state's health commissioner describes the increases in cases new york has seen th
situation room." >>> and the breaking news continues here in cnn. we're covering the country's latest multiple shooting incident on a college campus. three people, at least two of them were students caught in a cross fire. a fourth person suffered a heart attack during the shooting. it all happened near houston, texas, on the north harris campus of lone star college. that's a community college in texas. cnn's ed lavandera has the latest. ed, what are you hearing? >> reporter: this shooting appears to be a situation that started off as an altercation in one of the buildings between two people. one of those firing shots was wounded and is now in custody. two people were caught in the crossfire and those people were wounded and then there was a fourth person that in all of this may lay had a heart attack. that person is being treated as well. and now the focus is on the second shooter, the second person in the altercation. that person fled the campus itself. the officials say that everything is safe and secure now on the campus but the search for that second suspect is the main concern a
in congress. jonathan allen joining us at the capitol. >> i say that about cnn. >> i've done it. in that room once and it is hard. >> he didn't lose it for 2013, the gripping sar chism. >>> football, not the only game in town. stay with cnn all day for all of the developments, house back in session at noon this is not over yet. could be a lot more. >> very compelling. totally not watching football today. >> don't watch football, watch us. >>> in other news, hillary clinton's doctors revealing details about the blood clot that handlaned her in the hospital. doctors say mrs. clinton did not have a stroke or suffer any neurological damage, they also say they are confident that the second of state will make a full recovery. cnn's jill dougherty is live at the state department this morning. what is the latest on the secretary's condition? >> the latest is as the secretary is in that new york hospital, she's being treated with blood thinners, that's the main thing. they have to get blood thinners as they say treated properly so they give her enough, not too much, and be able to be released. it won'
. these are the top stories we are following right now in the cnn newsroom. >>> the gun control debate, it takes center stage on tuesday. that's when vice president biden's expected to present his recommendations to president obama on how to reduce gun violence in this country. a ban on assault weapons likely to be among those proposal. new york senator charles schumer today asked walmart and other retailers to stop selling those guns voluntarily. >> i'm urging our country's major gun retailers like walmart and sports authority, to suspend sales of modern assault-style weapons until congress is able to fully consider and vote on legislation to curb gun violence. >> gun shows are thriving ahead of any possible action in washington. the national rifle asees yation president david keen put the blame squarely on the white house. >> the two people who were selling so-called assault rifles are senator feinstein and president obama, not us. they are the ones that are scaring american gun owners. it isn't the nra. >> tomorrow marks one month since the massacre in newtown, connecticut, and residents are
with spending cuts. let's go live to cnn white house correspondent brianna keilar. >> reporter: president obama stating very clearly today that he will not negotiate deficit reduction, tax increases and spending cuts attached to the debt ceiling. this of course does follow that bruising battle the year before last, where he did negotiate on the issue, and the u.s. nearly went to the brink of default. he said that congress has to pay the bills that it's already racked up. >> you don't go out to dinner and then, you know, eat all you want and then leave without paying the check. and if you do, you're breaking the law. and congress should think about it the same way that the american people do. you don't -- now, if congress want, to have a debate about maybe we shouldn't go out to dinner next time, maybe we should go to a more modest restaurant, that's fine. that's the debate that we should have. >> reporter: in this press conference that was called last minute in the east room, president obama said he will negotiate a deal on deficit reduction but not, as he put it, quote, with a gun to the head
watching on our bl blog@cnn.com/your money. i'll tweet it out, as well. thank you for joining the conversation this week on "your money." we're here every saturday at 189 p.m. eastern and sunday at 3:00 p.m. eastern. tweet me, high handle is @ali velshi and have a great weekend. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.com >>> good afternoon. i'm martin savidge. thank you very much for joining us this hour here in the "cnn newsroom." hugo chavez is fighting for his health interesting way of putting it according to venezuelan officials. the 5-year-old leader has a severe lung infection. his fragile health has a lot of people wondering whether he will be able to go through with his inauguration next week. moments ago, venezuelan lawmakers elect elected a president of that country's national assembly. joining me is senior latin affairs editor rafael romo. this national assembly election is really crucial. tell me about it. >> it is crucial because it ensures continuity. those people who are loyal to president chavez at least have the certainty that whatever happens and there are two pos
or cnn news of emergencies traveled a lot slower in 1849, so no reason to explore the power vacuum at the time. he slept most of the day tuckered out by a lot of last-minute business in the senate. some things never change. still, some of his friends could not resist. >> apparently, that night some of his colleagues in the senate woke him up in the middle of the night to ask him to appoint him as a member of the cabinet. >> reporter: out in kansas they have their story and they're sticking to it. even if you're not a believer in the presidential term of david rice atchison today, of all days, you should think of his legacy. >>> apparently, the story is history that will never repeat itself. thank you so much for watching "state of the union" i'm candy crowley in on the national mall in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for analysis and extras. if you missed any part of today's show, find us on itunes, just search state of the union. cnn's coverage of president obama's inauguration continues now with my colleagues, gloria borger and john king. >> thank you, candy. good morning from t
don't come crashing against american shores. tom forman, cnn, stevensville, maryland. >>> that's it for us, thanks for watching. "early start" begins now. >>> sick day friday. doctors struggle to control a fierce flu outbreak spreading through offices and job sites. >>> hero in the classroom this teacher is one of two staffers who stared down the barrel of a shotgun and talked a school shooter into giving up. >>> and this size says it all. severe storms leave parts of one southern state completely unwater. good morning. welcome to "early start." i'm john bermman. >> it is friday, i'm zoraida sambolin. it's friday, january 11th. up first, the fast-spreading flu now officially an epidemic. the flu season has come early, hit really hard. nearly two dozen children have died. widespread activity reported in more than 40 states as well. boston's mayor just declared a citywide emergency because of the flu. and now a leading health official acknowledging the outbreak has reached a new level. >> if you look at the charts that the cdc put out on their website, it clearly has gone above t
for admitting needed workers. cnn chief congressional correspondent dana bash and cnn chief white house correspondent jessica yellin are working the story. dana, the tone was pretty optimistic up on capitol hill today. >> it sure was but, you know, we have seen this movie before, you and i, wolf, and a lot of other people watching this issue go kind of up and down with the partisan wins. but this is something that is different this time. because of something very simple. and that is what happened in the last election to republicans. particularly mitt romney with the latino voters. he lost big time. and that's why when i asked senator mccain and others who were standing right here where i'm standing, half a dozen years ago, why this is different, that's why they answered that way. listen to this. senator kennedy stood with you and, senator mccain, you were standing with him, and he said 2007 is the year we must fix our broken system. we must strike while the iron is hot. what makes you think, why is this year different? >> elections. elections. >> the republican party is losing the suppo
with them as well. a quick reminder, you can always check out any interviews on this show at cnn.com/brooke. and now wolf blitzer in washington. hey, wolf. >>> brooke, thank you very much. dramatic new developments in the accelerating debate on guns and gun control. gabrielle giffords and nra are making their voices heard in new ways. >>> also, egypt's new president joins me to talk about tahrir square. a one-time symbol of hope is now dirty and oppressive. >>> plus, a mystery that started with a winning lottery ticket and ended with a deadly poisoning. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> we begin with this afternoon's announcement that the national rifle association is joining the white house in the discussion of gun violence in america. a representative will meet with vice president biden this week. what will they be doing? lisa sylvester is walking into "the situation room" right now. you've been doing some reporting, lisa. what is the very latest? >> wolf, leaders from both the private and public sectors are offering specific proposals on gun control, all si
much more ahead on "cnn sunday morning" which starts right now. >>> good morning, everyone. i'm randi kaye. 7:00 on the east coast and 4:00 a.m. on the west. we begin this hour with breaking news out of brazil where a night club fire has killed 90 people, but that number could go higher as more details come in. the fire is eerily similar to the station nightclub fire in rhode island almost ten years ago. 100 people died in that blaze after pyrotechnics set that building on fire. most victims were trampled to death or died from the smoke. for more on the fire in brazil, i'm joined on the phone by chasta darlington who is there for us. what do we know right now? >> well, randi, you brought up important points. what we found out from officials on the scene from firefighters, is the vast majority of the people that are pulling out of the rubble did die of smoke inhalation. they aren't finding charred bodies and they aren't feep finding people who were killed by the fire itself. some people couldn't find the exit in the darkness. there was a pyrotechnics show going on, but the people we ta
looking pretty nice on the outside this morning. glad you're with us here on "cnn sunday morning." >>> gun control advocates are hoping a weekend protest in washington will bring some real changes. thousands of protesters marched on the national maul yesterday. some held up the names yesterday of victims of gun violence. survivors of mass shootings also there. protesters are calling on congress to reinstate the ban on military-style assault weapons and require universal background checks. some came to show their support for newtown victims. >> newtown just tore my heart out. honestly, didn't feel this emotional since 9/11. >> across the street from that rally, a smaller group of gun rights activists protested against new gun control measures. >>> gun control advocates hope that rally would show lawmakers the support out there for gun control laws, but as cnn joe johns reports democrats have their own strategy to get those new laws in place. but is it a winning strategy? >> in the uphill battle to sell the assault weapons ban, both vice president biden and democrats in congress are making o
of the union" i'm candy crowley in on the national mall in washington. head to cnn.com/sotu for analysis and extras. if you missed any part of today's show, find us on itunes, just search state of the union. cnn's coverage of president obama's inauguration continues now with my colleagues, gloria borger and john king. >> thank you, candy. good morning from the national mall. welcome to cnn's continuing coverage. our special coverage of the 2013 inauguration of president barack obama. if you tuned in to watch fareed zakaria, they have the weekend off. he'll be back at his regular time next week. gloria, not a crowd behind us. little crowd behind us. the crowd will be here tomorrow for the ceremony, but today is really the day that matters if you read the constitution. >> that's right. today is the day the vice president was sworn in earlier today and the president gets sworn in just before noon and what a great seat we have, john, smack dab in the middle of the mall and, as you said, last night we had some crowds here. today it's a little bit early, i think. >> the smart people in washing
. as cnn was covering the meetings of the vice president on the issue, they had to break away because there was yet another school shooting going on at the same time. so every time there is a shooting and the sad reality is that these things will continue happening in all likelihood, the american people are going to ask, what has been done since newtown. that will become the new question. you see, this issue has been under the rug for the last four years. it's been awfully quiet despite all the different episodes we've had of shootings, but now the pandora box is open and the expectations of the american people that something moves is much greater than it's been in the last four years. >> yeah. >> and i think the only way of doing it is a comprehensive approach. >> former cincinnati red pete rose weighs in on this past week's baseball hall of fame snubs, but as you'll see, rose's marks don't sit well with one of the hall of fame voters. >>> "usa today" reports disgraced cyclist lance armstrong will admit to doping with oprah winfrey. he'll be interviewed thursday. some cycling observe
delgado, live at the cnn weather center in atlanta with a look at what kind of weather we can expect here today. i have to tell you, we're counting our blessings. we heard it was about to be 23 degrees at this hour. we'll take 37. >> absolutely, zoraida. you're enjoying a heat wave in comparison to what they felt last year. we will see a chance for a few snow flurries to arrive later into the evening. here's your forecast. high temperatures will be above freezing. 39 right near swearing in, 43. and then notice your feel-like temperature will be 37 degrees. so there will be a bit of a wind around. but for all the parties later on, certainly everybody will need to bundle up. if you think it's going to be cold in washington, d.c., more cold air is on the way and it's going to be arriving from the northern plains as well as the upper midwest. get this, wind chill values will be down to minus 50 in some locations. some of these parts you could endure hypothermia or frostbite within 20 to 30 minutes. you need to bundle up today and put on a lot of layers. that makes you feel better with the tem
is dropping the proposal but the white house says that's not so. an administration spokesman told cnn avoiding this issue because it's been politically difficult in the past is not an option. that's despite what will be fierce opposition from the nation's top gun lobby, the national rifle association. >> i do not think there's going to be a ban on assault weapons passed by the congress. >> the nra plans an aggressive campaign and can point to what happened in 1994 when president bill clinton signed the last assault weapons ban into law. democrats lost both houses of congress to republicans. >> these become the only republican candidate in indiana with an f rating from the nra. >> last year the nra proved it was willing to go after the gop as well, running this ad against dick lugar. the white house appears to be prepared for the fight to come. after biden spent days meeting with interest groups, the latest being video game makers, the vice president doesn't seem to be in the mood to take on the entertainment industry. >> are democrats as nervous about the nra as they used to be? >> no, they ar
blackwell with "cnn newsroom" continues. >> good morning, happening in "the newsroom" dodging the fiscal cliff crisis for now. with all of the talk about spending less why are lawmakers giving billions to businesses that are already thriving? we'll show you who is cashing in. >>> party crashers, republicans split over the tax deal and the core values of the gop and that strained unity faces a bigger test as a new deadline looms over spending cuts. >>> while the gop licks its wounds, wall street gets ready to celebrate. u.s. stocks set to open higher as markets around the world trade higher on the deal. >>> and they told us to basically drop dead. that's how one new yorker is reportedly characterizing the house after ending the session without sending any sandy relief to the northeast. >> everybody played by the rules, except tonight, when the rug was pulled out from under us, inexcusable, indefensible. >> "newsroom" starts right now. good morning, i'm victor blackwell sitting in for carol costello. 11th hour drama, congress swerves away from the dreaded fiscal cliff, but on this morning
old dominion. that does look like a lion. >>> next hour, "cnn newsroom" >>> next hour, "cnn newsroom" starts now. isurprise...it's eating less. to losing weight. i'm hungry just thinking about it. thank goodness for new slimful. one delicious, 90-calorie slimful and a glass of water, like before dinner, helps keep me satisfied for hours. so instead of this much, i only need this much. and slimful tastso good... i don't even miss dessert. slimful and a glass of water... eating less is a beautiful thing. >>> stories we are watching in the "newsroom." the nation's flu out break grows. one city declares an emergency. what you need to know in this scary flu season. plus this. >> the president is going to act. executive orders and action can be taken. >> that has conservatives and gun owners in an uproar. what power does the president really have? >>> from magazine covers to morning television, you can't seem to get away from chris christie. is it all part of a push towards pennsylvania avenue in 2016? >>> "playbook," that movie could go all the way to oscar. we are taking a look at movies
on homosexuality that he preached in the 1990s. cnn's belief blog is on the phone with me now and eric, this is all over something he said what, 20 years ago? >> at least. mid 90s is when he preached this sermon. it's important to point out that a lot of people were upset when this sermon first circulated earlier in the week and pointed out he thought homosexuality was a sin and something that keeps people from god and comes short of the mark of god's best plan for people's life were some of the words from that sermon and he thought people could change their behaviors and attitudes about homosexuality through coming to jesus. that's a fairly common or a boiler plate mainstream evangelical in the 1990s when he delivered that. since then we have seen a number of shifts on their position and go more towards the position that said orientation is not something you choose. however, we have drew his acceptance of the president's invitation of the benediction. he for the last decade or so has been one of the biggest voices on endying global slavery at least in the christian community and didn't want it to
hours. we'll have it live here on cnn in a special we're calling "the nomination" this morning. that starts at 8:00. soledad and a.j. hammer will be in new york. i'll be here in los angeles. we'll have the oscar nominations live. now, we talked about best picture. you're right, the oscar -- the academy could nominate up to ten movies for best picture. "django unchained" is on the bubble there. if they nominate five, they can be shut out. if they expand it to six, seven, eight, it should be in there. we saw silver linings play book in there which has become a darling for the academy. >> my favorite category is director. you have an all-star team of directors who probably will get nominated this year. >> absolutely. it's going to be a fun morning. kind of like my pro bowl announcement of entertainment this morning, john berman. >> we are glad to share this pro bowl moment with you. >>> we want to hear your predictions and opinions. go to the starting point blog at cnn.com/startingpoint. we're asking for your picks for best actor, best actress, best picture. you can tweet us at st
're in the cnn newsroom, i'm drew griffin in for don lemon tonight. this will be a pivotal week in the political battle between those who want stricter gun control laws and those fighting to protect the right to own guns in the united states. on tuesday, the vice president and his task force will send gun violence recommendations to the oval office. both sides bracing for a fight. we have more on this story in a moment. but first, police in san diego were forced to shoot a man with a gun who ran inside a movie theater. the officers reen spoding to a domestic disturbance call yesterday when they chased the armed suspect into a crowded theater. moviegoers poured out. officers shot the suspect who survived, but is in critical condition tonight. >>> american troops help france in an attempt to rescue a french intelligence agent. president obama today detailed the u.s. involvement in the mission, which was friday night. he said, u.s. troops led to what he called limited technical support and made american aircraft available if needed. the mission failed. the captured agent was not rescued and the fre
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